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Wednesday
Feb122014

50th Anniversary Beatles Special Featuring McCartney & Starr Reunion to Air Again on Wednesday

CBSIf you missed the star-studded Beatles special that aired Sunday night on CBS because you were watching The Walking Dead or the Olympics, we've got good news for you: You'll be able to catch the event again tonight.

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America -- A Grammy Salute will re-air Wednesday night from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT.  Produced to mark the 50th anniversary of Fab Four's first appearance on the legendary Ed Sullivan Show variety program, the program includes a rare onstage reunion of the band's two surviving members -- Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr -- as well as tribute performances by Stevie Wonder, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, Eurythmics, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Maroon 5 and Katy Perry, among other well-known artists.

Highlights of show include McCartney and Starr teaming up to sing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "Hey Jude," and a version of the late George Harrison's "Something" by Lynne, Walsh and Harrison's son, Dhani.  Many of the evening's performers were accompanied by a backing group that featured Peter Frampton, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, bassist/producer Don Was and journeyman session drummer Kenny Aronoff.

The special also includes an interview with McCartney and Starr conducted last week by David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, taped remembrances of the historic Sullivan Show performance by members of the program's staff and people who were in the audience that night, and presentations by Monty Python's Eric Idle and Hollywood stars like Johnny Depp, Sean Penn and Kate Beckinsale.

Unfortunately, ABC News Radio has been informed that there currently are no plans to release any of the special's once-in-a-lifetime performances as digital downloads.

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